Gender and Resilience Policy Brief – Research, Knowledge Management and Technology Transfer

Authors: IGAD
Date: 2021


The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) ’s Drought Disaster Resilience and Sustainability Initiative (IDDRSI) has since 2013 inspired and guided regional and national priorities to counter drought emergencies in East and Horn of Africa countries of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda. The IDDRSI Strategy (2019-2024) acknowledges that gender issues impact the research, knowledge management and technology transfer priority intervention area (PIA 5). A gender analysis was undertaken for the IDDRSI Strategy, Regional Programming Paper (RPP) and the Country Programming Papers (IGAD, 2016). This brief examines the critical gender issues relating to adaptive research, agricultural extension systems and technology transfers and the implications for drought resilience-building efforts in the IGAD region. It based on the review of the gender analysis report.